Due to a busy schedule with work, conferences, babies, and walks in the woods, please do not try to make phone orders (which we are not set up to do anyway). My husband Gavriel & I make the herbal products from plants that we either grow for this (no chemicals!), or gather out in the woods around our house, or sometimes gather in the gardens of friends (who also grow organically). The Homeopathic remedies are made from O.T.C. (commercial) Homeopathic remedies and a solution liquid, except for the Arnica Oil, which we make ourselves from wild arnica flowers that are picked for us fresh in the Colorado mountains by a dear friend. Until we get final word from the F.D.A. on how we must word our information to you, we would encourage you to get competent Medical advice for your health situations. If using homeopathics, we suggest that you get a good book to start, as there is much to learn about this wonderful treatment method. Better still would be to find a Homeopath. Ask for a booklist recommendation if you are interested.Lisa
All prices are listed on the order form.The 2008 prices are good through 2014 with the sole exception of the Boric Acid Caps; now $8.00
Oils and Salves
Arnica oil- This is the most successful of all of the things we make. It is quite remarkable for joint and muscle pain. Either new pain (from over use), injury/trauma, or older chronic pains. All are often greatly reduced after a few minutes when this is rubbed into the area. Bruised areas heal in days with arnica. Arnica flower medicines have been used for this, all over the world, for hundreds of years. I steep them in peanut oil, then add other oils that are good for the skin so that the oil absorbs well into the skin (sweet almond, sunflower, sunflower, avocado, canola, olive, wheat germ, rice bran, grape seed, sesame oil, apricot oil, and well as fresh hypericum oil).
Essential oil scents: patchouli, lavender, rosemary, spices blend, citrus blend, tangerine, lemon-lime Fragrance oil scents: woodsy mush, musk dusk, rose musk, country spice, peachy-almond, freesia, almond, George’s Lust, cinnamon bun, french vanilla, gardenia, rose, lavender and rose, jasmine, freesia, floral blend, lilac, orange blossom, honeysuckle, rose geranium, tropical rain and green forest. Available in: 2 oz., 4 oz., 8 oz., and 16 oz.
Bugg Away- Finally a safe, but effective insect repellant! It even has a nice smell to humans. Oil based so a little goes a long way and lasts a long time. Works on most kinds of biting insects. Safe for most children. Available in: 2, 4, 8, and 16oz. bottles
Comfrey Salve-This is the best stuff I’ve ever seen for healing up the sore nipples that some women get when getting started with lactation. It is also super to help heal almost any red, dry skin irritation: sunburn, diaper rash, psoriasis, bed sores, sore baby bottoms, even the itch of poison ivy and bug bites. A little goes a long way. It is made from fresh comfrey leaves, vegetable oil and a tiny bit of vitamin E to keep it fresh. Some herbalists feel that comfrey should not be used on the skin for longer than a few weeks. Available in: 1, 2, and 4 oz. plastic jars.
Green Goddess Butt Balm- This silly named liquid is great for the topical treatment of hemorrhoids, a common problem in pregnancy and after birth. Best relief when chilled. Made from fresh plantain leaves, witch hazel and spring water. Available in: 4 and 8oz. bottles and jars of cotton balls saturated with soothing stuff, ready to use.
Herbal Tinctures- all are available in 1/2 and 1 oz. bottles and 2oz. upon request
Angelica-This tincture was made from a huge set of plants that my friend Jacquie grew on her mountain-top. I use it to help stubborn placentas to separate after the birth. Usual dose: 1-2 dropperfuls in 1 oz. water, (repeat if needed)
Basil- Used as a calmative for stomach trouble, often helps pregnant nausea, when nothing else can
Black Cohosh-Usually used in conjunction with Blue Cohosh to help make labor contractions more efficient. It usually doesn't do much unless you have some contractions already going on. Senechio aureus works better to get contractions going and tastes better!
Blue Cohosh-Again used as above, for labor. Blue and Black Cohosh can be either given alternately or combined.
Boric Acid Capsules- This is what your great grandmothers did for vaginal yeast infections. They didn’t have access to the creams we have but they did have something simple that worked VERY well. They had boric acid, it changes the Ph of the vagina, making it less hospitable to those nasty yeasty creatures. Usually inserting one before bedtime 3 nights in a row works better and with less mess than those expensive creams. They come 20 capsules to a pack.
Camomile-Very useful for after birth pains and menstrual cramps. Only use about 10 hours after birth so that the uterus will clamp down well first so the bleeding is reduced. Use 1-2 drops under the tongue as needed. Also good for belly upsets.
Catnip- A classic cure of colic but the most common use for this one is sleep! This is the remedy to use when you lie in bed and your body is exhausted but your brain won’t shut off so that you can sleep. One of the nice things about catnip is that you wake up refreshed, not hung over in any way. Use 2 drops under the tongue, repeat in 5 minutes, if not asleep by then.
Chickweed- Although eating the plant works better, many women have found that this tincture helps with the hot flashes associated with menopause. Don't forget to drink your soymilk to help too. Use 20 to 30 drops in water 1-2 times a day.
Colic Mix- This is a combination of the classic digestive-calming herbs: catnip, camomile, peppermint, and fennel seed (the best one for "lower end: gas problems). Usually 4-6 drops in a teaspoon of water is all that's needed. Good idea to use hot water and wait for it to cool, so that most of the alcohol evaporates out, when using for babies. Repeat as needed. Also good for belly aches on older than baby aged folks, use 2 drops under the tongue, or 8-15 drops in 1 oz. of water, as needed.
Cramp Mix- Made with the best anti-cramp herbs: camomile, catnip and ironweed, they seem to work better in unison than individually. Great for after birth pains (wait a while to be sure uterus stays hard) and for mentrual cramps. Usually 3 drops under the tongue is all that is needed and then repeat if necessary. Works best if you don’t wait too long before repeating.
"Drops of Light"- A recipe learned from the famous Naturopath Bill Mitchell, is used for mild to moderate depression. They have become very popular, changing ones perspective rapidly. Made from the roots of: wild yam, licorice, black cohosh and horseradish. Use 1-2 drops under the tongue. The name was suggested by a customer.
Iron Weed- this tall majestic plant’s blooms mean that summer is over for me, it.s a wonderful rich purple color. It also helps with uterine cramping, so I have included it in my Cramp Mix but also available by itself if you want some.
Mullein Leaf- these fuzzy leaves contain a plant form of theophylline (the powerful bronchodialator), so a few drops of this tincture usually helps to make breathing easier within minutes, for colds & respiratory difficulties.
Senecio Aureus- This is the one that I learned from Susan Weed, the Master Herbalist. You only use the blooms for this tincture. Is is a powerful female hormone regulator, whether you have terrible cramps, bad symptoms from menopause or you want to use it in labor to amplify contractions. If you are using it as a hormonal regulator it will take a while, as it works to correct the imbalance. Usually it is used for 3 months (taken only in the last 2 weeks of your cycle) and then not needed for a year or more. Best to avoid getting pregnant after taking Senacio A., to be on the safe side. If used to amplify contractions, you'll use 5 drops under the tongue, contractions usually get stronger within minutes, repeat as needed. --Do not use if you have liver disease or are possibly in early pregnancy, as it is unclear if it could be harmful in these conditions.
Shepard's Purse - My dear friend, Shepherd’s Purse, this is the herb that got me started with making herbal tinctures, back in the mid 70s. It has come up every spring for me (and you) in a little plot at the edge of the woods nearby our house. It is quite powerful to slow down heavy periods, and after the birth bleeding. It is not meant to replace medical attention, if needed, but could well slow things down for you (or her) en-route, transporting to the medical help needed. Use 1-4 drops under the tongue, as needed,be careful, it’s strong. Repeat as needed. If too intense, things can be calmed down with camomile, or the Cramp Mix.
Sleep Mix #1- Most of the time catnip is all that is needed when people have trouble sleeping, but sometimes, for some people, it is not enough. I encourage folks to try the catnip first, then if needed, use a sleep mix (made from catnip, hops & valerian). Sleep mix may make you feel a little groggy in the morning. Catnip, by itself, doesnt. Use 2 drops under tongue, or 4-6 drops in a little water, if you don't like the strong taste of the valerian.
Sleep Mix #2- Recipe with camomile instead of the hops, for those who prefer it, as there is a possibility that long term use of hops can cause some depression for some people. Please be sure to ask for which recipe you want when you order.
Tension Headache Mix- I took my three favorite herbs for skeletal muscle tension, and put them together for help with tension headaches: Skullcap, Hypericum & Motherwort. Usually 1 to 2 dropper fulls are used in an ounce or so of water. Results are usually within about 20 minutes, repeat as needed. Please note: Since you’ll need to use it in larger doses. PLEASE this remedy is packed & sold in 1 ounce bottles ONLY
Wild Yam Root- I have had some pretty amazing results with this plant when used for stopping premature labor, and threatened miscarriages (some can’t be stopped). Be sure to get medical evaluation if you think that these things are happening,as often help early in the situation is the most useful. Waiting too long for care may be too late to help. Most of the time 2 drops under the tongue when contractions are felt is all that is needed, often works well enough that things stop after 1 or 2 doses. Do not delay with making contact with medical care if your results are not this quick. Do not use past 36 weeks of pregnancy, or things may go post dates. This is my husband Gavriel’s pet plant, he finds it wherever he goes. He’s even found some 100 year old roots in the woods. This is becoming an endangered plant, so use with respect, and reason.
Yellow Root- This is a very strong tincture, and with dramatic results. It helps with nausea, morning sickness of pregnancy, vomiting, motion sickness and sour stomach and indigestion. This quiet little plant grows wild beside the creek, down the hill from my house. The intense yellow of its color is evident in the tincture. Usually one drop under the tongue is all that is needed. Repeat when & if you need it. A ½ oz. bottle will last you a very long time, so don’t bother with a whole ounce unless you are a midwife and will need that much over the years (or have a big family).
Homeopathics- all are available in 1/2 or 1 oz.
Arnica- Amazing stuff for tissue trauma, bruising, swelling injuries due to giving birth or otherwise.
Aconite- Used especially for situations of emotional upset or fear, panic, fear of tests, also symptoms of sudden onset, like sudden earache or cough.
Apis- For bee or insect stings and hives. Be aware that medical emergencies need to be treated medically but you could use this on the way to medical care and often reduce discomforts.
Carbo. Veg.- To reduce exhaustion, both mental and physical.
Ledum- For the itching from bug bites, also to help puncture wounds to heal well.
Kali. Bichrom- Usually helps sinus trouble within minutes.
Kali. Mur.- Usually helps stuffy nasal congestion situations quickly.
Rhus Tox- Used for poison ivy and oak, can help to heal it up. My sons would use it if they were going to be exposed to poison ivy to keep from getting it (take a few drops 2 times a day for this reason.
Surgical Repair Mix- It has Arnica (for tissue damage), Hypericum (for pain), Symphytum (for soft tissue repair) and Staphysagria (for help after surgery). People really like the way it works. Repeat as needed, for relief and to assist the healing of tissues. Take 2 drops under the tongue.
Homeopathic Remedy Birth Kit- The kit contains 4 remedies made by Washington Homeopathics. The pellets are very tiny so there are about 70+ doses in one small vial. They come in a small baggie with basic directions and the remedies are: Arnica (for tissue trauma or swelling), Aconite (for panic or fear), Carbo Veg. (for exhaustion or need of oxygen) and Caulophyllum (to help labor progress) and all are in 30C potency. These little kits are $15 plus postage as listed on the order form.
Books- I travel some and lecture to groups, here are two of the books that are often used at these lectures.
Childbirth Class Book- This is a book that I've compiled over 36 years of teaching childbirth classes. It’s now over 125 pages, in a loose leaf notebook. Information about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, lactation and more,with useful suggestions, and birth class format lessons. It.s the book I use in my own childbirth classes, a combination of what I’ve learned in over 48 years of helping women have their babies. The book is $35.
Herbals and Homeopathics in Women's Health and Infant Care- I originally put some of this information together for a workshop I did in Dallas TX for the ACNM Convention in May of 1995, it was expanded for the 1st US Waterbirth Conference in Greensboro, NC in 1996, then more has been added over the years. It’s now 80 pages of information about herbal and homeopathic solutions to problems in pregnancy, birth, postpartum, lactation, infant care and menopause. It comes in a looseleaf notebook for............... $22.
Washington Homeopathics Has Some Great Little Kits:
Due to many notes about the interest in Homeopathic remedy kits, I have started keeping a few to have available for those of you who are wanting to have a more compact way to carry remedies for family and self on trips, and even with you around town & country. These are from Washington Homeopathics, they are small vials of tiny pellets so there are many doses in each one. They are packed in plastic bullet boxes, so are very compact, stout, and handy.
Smaller: 3.75" X 4.2" X .8".
Larger: 4" X 5" X .8" Although a paper comes with each one telling the basics of the remedies, I would strongly encourage you to buy one of the basic Homeopathic Books to get started understanding how it works, and better decide which remedy to try.
1. 50 remedy kit: all in 30C potency: Acon, Allium C, Ant T, Apis, Arnica, Arg N, Ars A, Bell, Bry,Calc C, Calc P, Calen, Canth, Carb V, Caulop, Caust, Cham, China, Cocc, Coffea, Coloc, Euphr, Ferr P, Gels, Glonoine, Hep Sul, Hyper, Ignatia, Ipecac, Kali B, Lachesis, Ledum, Lycop, Mag P, Merc V, Nat M, Nux V, Phos, Phyto, Puls, Pyrogen, Rhus T, Ruta, Sepia, Silicea, Spongia, Staphy, Sulphur,Symphy,&Thuja. Kit is 5.25" X 3" X 1.75", sturdy black bullet box. ........................................... $94
2. Children.s Kit: this one is for kids (or adults) it.s got combination remedies for the following conditions (with a paper with more information): Children.s Tonic (recuperation after an illness), Colic, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhea, Earache, Fever, Hives, Insomnia, Motion Sickness, Teething & Tonsillitis. Small size, 3.75" X 4.2" X . 8", fits easily into purse, diaper bag or medicine cabinet, children readily take the tiny sweet pellets when needed.............................................................. $45
3. Urgent Care Kit : most common remedies for illness or injury, in 30X: Aconite, Apis, Arnica, Arsen, Bella, Cactus, Canth, C Veg, Chamm, Coccul, Colocy, Euphr, Glonon, Hyper, Ignatia, Mag Phos, Nux Vom, Phos. small size, great for trips, purse, sending kids to college, or a starter kit for friends/family............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................$51
4. Birthing Kit : remedies picked for their use in labor, birth, and postpartum, 18 remedies in the larger box are in 30C unless noted otherwise: Aconite 200C, Ant. Tart., Arnica 200C, Arsenicum Alb.,Belladonna, Carbo Veg., Caulophyllum, Chamomilla, Cimicifuga, Coffea, Gelsemium, Kali Carb, Laurocerasus 200C, Nux Vom., Pulsatilla, Secale, Sepia & Staphysagria, in Larger Box. (Sorry, due to FDA labeling regulations, this is no longer available) ..........................................$51
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